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    Kleptocracy Weekly: July 5- July 7
    Jul07

    Kleptocracy Weekly: July 5- July 7

    The latest on KI’s website: Casey Michel interviews Zorka Milin, Senior Legal Advisor at Global Witness, about the trial of Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue (who is more colloquially known as the ‘man with Michael Jackson’s crystal-studded glove’). U.S. Trump faces renewed scrutiny of the riches that flowed into his real estate...

    Kleptocracy Daily: July 7, 2017
    Jul07

    Kleptocracy Daily: July 7, 2017

    The latest on KI’s website: Casey Michel interviews Zorka Milin, Senior Legal Advisor at Global Witness, about the trial of Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue (who is more colloquially known as the ‘man with Michael Jackson’s crystal-studded glove’). News In an apparent breach of EU sanctions, electricity turbines made by...

    Angela Merkel’s G20 challenge
    Jul07

    Angela Merkel’s G20 challenge

    The timing of the G20 summit in Hamburg could hardly be more significant for the German chancellor, Angela Merkel. The world’s leading forum for international cooperation on world economic growth, international trade and the regulation of financial markets presents a unique opportunity to boost her international profile at home and abroad....

    Russia and security [What Think Tanks are thinking]
    Jul07

    Russia and security [What Think Tanks are thinking]

    Written by Marcin Grajewski, Relations between the European Union and Russia remain strained after the EU extended its sanctions against the country late in June until 31 January 2018, citing a lack of progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements aimed to end of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its...

    Water as an instrument of warfare
    Jul07

    Water as an instrument of warfare

    At another meeting in Minsk the participants of contact group on the de-escalation of armed conflict in the region of Donbas discussed the question on providing inhabitants of occupied territories with water again. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    ‘Lost’ Russia FSB border guards captured near Crimea accused of violating Ukraine’s territorial integrity
    Jul07

    ‘Lost’ Russia FSB border guards captured near Crimea accused of violating Ukraine’s territorial integrity

    Ukraine’s Security Service [SBU] has announced that it has initiated criminal proceedings against the two Russian FSB border guards whom Russia has claimed ‘got lost’ in the Kherson oblast on June 30. The news comes a day after reports that the men had been fined a nominal amount by a Kherson court and given a 15-day administrative...

    The “Russophobia” myth: appealing to the lowest feelings
    Jul07

    The “Russophobia” myth: appealing to the lowest feelings

    If there is one word that gives the signal that a media outlet is clearly pro-Kremlin, it is “Russophobia”. Outlets such as RT, Sputnik and Russian national state television use the term to explain away almost any foreign criticism of Kremlin policies. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    NATO Enhances its Eastern Front
    Jul07

    NATO Enhances its Eastern Front

    The Baltic States and Poland have long wanted an enduring NATO presence on their territories. Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea in 2014 convinced their allies they need it. With plans approved at the Warsaw Summit in 2016, now the four countries each have a battle group of approximately 1,000 troops stationed on their territory....

    What in the World is Vladimir Putin Up To?
    Jul06

    What in the World is Vladimir Putin Up To?

    Russia has decisively expanded its global footprint in a way that analysts say challenges the West and will force US President Donald J. Trump to rethink his “America First” strategy. This challenge extends well beyond Russia’s neighborhood—Ukraine, Georgia, and the Baltic States—to Syria, Libya, and even Afghanistan. Western governments...

    Trump Meets Putin – Who Has the Upper Hand?
    Jul06

    Trump Meets Putin – Who Has the Upper Hand?

    Today, just one day before his long-anticipated meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, President Trump has given a fiery speech in Poland denouncing Russian “meddling” in Ukraine and Russian support for the Syrian government. He also affirmed that the US would “stand firmly behind” NATO’s Article 5 on mutual...

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